For its 50th anniversary, The Wizard of Oz was re-released on VHS for the first time in a way it was meant to be shown. This VHS included the film plus 18 minutes of special features, and was co-distributed by Turner Entertainment. The video remained on sale through February 28, 1990.
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Dorothy's journey "over the rainbow," you're invited to experience the ultimate Oz. For the first time on video, you can have The Wizard of Oz as it was originally released in 1939 -- painstakingly reconstructed from a brilliant Technicolor print, and featuring the Kansas scenes in warm sepia tone. This commemorative Limited Edition is capped off by an extraordinary compilation of film clips and reconstructed musical numbers. Featured are Ray Bolger's Scarecrow dance sequence (cut from the film), the dress rehearsal film and complete soundtrack of the excised "The Jitterbug" production number, and the first soundtrack recording of If I Only Had a Heart, sung by Buddy Ebsen (the original Tin Man). Also included are the film's theatrical release and promotional trailers, plus a rare glimpse of Judy Garland accepting her one and only 1939 Oscar. Finally, this collector's treasure comes with a 32-page, illustrated history of the best-loved picture of all time.
|1||MGM/UA Home Video warning scroll||1981|
|2||MGM/UA Home Video logo||October 1982|
|3||Turner Entertainment logo||1987|
|5||The Wizard of Oz||August 1939|
|6||1955 Theatrical Promotional Trailer||1949-1955|
|7||Scene from 1939 Academy Awards||1939|
|8||Contest Winners Visit MGM||1939|
|9||"If I Only Had a Heart" (Buddy Ebsen version)||Unreleased|
|10||"The Jitterbug" deleted scene||Unreleased|
|11||"If I Only Had a Brain" Deleted Scarecrow Dance||Unreleased|
|12||MGM/UA Home Video closing logo||1982|
|The Wizard of Oz|
|Home video releases||VHS (1985) • VHS (1989) • VHS/Laserdisc (1991-1995) • VHS/DVD (1996/1997) • VHS/DVD (1999) • Collector's Edition DVD (2005) • Blu-ray/DVD (2009) • Blu-ray 3D (2013)|
|Albums||The Wizard of Oz: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack|